NICHE style Spring 2017

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Spring 2017 is all about getting fresh. Trying new products that don’t just look good - they ARE good. Good for our bodies, good for our skin, good for our environment - Good For You! NICHE Ultimate Festival Guide is a must read.

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

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EDITOR’S NOTE

It’s the season to think

about getting fresh.

BODY REBOOT CAMP

7 products that will have

you short shorts ready.

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FASHION FORWARD

In our opinion, the best ethereal

collection of the season and we

cannot wait to share Delpozo

SS2017 with you.

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GOOD FOR YOU!

Organic and all-natural products

for your face, body, hair and nails.

Get ready for spring with beauty

that treats and nourishes.

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FASHION FIX

Show a little shoulder

this season.

ON OUR RADAR

It’s spring and everything

is coming up daisies!

STYLE MAKER

The timeless elegance

of Jackie Kennedy.

CLOUD NINE

Marc Jacobs SS2017.

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STREET STYLE

Around the world, spring is

our favorite season for fashion

watching on the streets, and

these five global fashion

bloggers do not disappoint!

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EXCLUSIVE!

2017 ULTIMATE FESTIVAL GUIDE

Quit your job and hit the festival circuit.

Here’s the world’s 9 best festivals, chic

fashion for every location, and of course,

how to pack like a festival veteran.

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ERIC HIMEL

The unbearable lightness

of being, and owning it.

SPRING SCENTS

Fragrances for love and

spring romance.

BRITTANY GRAY

6 products you need in

your makeup bag.

MODEL CITIZENS

On the streets of Paris &

Milan for Fashion Week.

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STREETS OF NEW YORK

NICHE spent forty eight hours in

Paris, France. Come along and

see the stylish hotel, amazing

food and designer shopping

spots you must see on your

next trip to the City of Light.

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EXPERIENCING THE FOUR

SEASONS IN BALI

Come with NICHE on a journey

to another world - a place where

time stands still and Balinese

inspiration is everywhere.

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STYLE MAGAZINE

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | CREATIVE DIRECTOR

TRACEY DRAKE

SALES & CIRCULATION DIRECTOR

STEVE DRAKE

STYLE EDITOR

JOSIE SALDAT

CREATIVE & EDITORIAL

Dahlia Aldana, AL Models NY, Karolina

Antonaides, Carreiro The Studio, Jennifer

Costanzo, Jane Cross, Elizabeth Dean, Steve

Drake, Tracey Drake, Emily Foley, Alexandra

Forman, Brittany Gray, Eric Himel, Dana

Hutchings, Michele Krusi, Katerina Kvacheva,

Rachel Jones, Lauren Long, Akanksha Redhu,

Josie Saldat, Sylvia Tennant, Valerie V, Flavia

Desranges Van Der Linden

PHOTOGRAPHY

Adobe Stock, Tory Burch, Chloe, Clarins

Group, Chanel, Delpozo, Steve Drake, Everett

Collection, FashionStock.com, Fashion

Wire Press, Four Seasons Bali, Anastasia

Fursova, Getty Images, Go Runway, Dana

Hutchings, Isabel Marant, Thiago Marcelino

de Aguiar, Marta McAdams, Joy Oelen,

Anton Oparin, Lev Radin, Naina Redhu,

Nata Sha, Shutterstock, Styleograph, TopFoto,

trumagicofficial, Louis Vuitton,

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from the

EDITOR

Can you smell it is the air? It’s the

scent of hope and opportunity!

Spring does it to me every year. When

fashion weeks around the world come

to a close, trees start to swell with buds

and young grass turns a vibrant shade

of green, I am ready for something

new. Sometimes, it’s a vacation to a

new place. Some years, it’s revamping

my office space or redecorating my

home. Other years, it’s time to shake

up my wardrobe.

first ever organic and natural beauty

feature is inside and the NICHE team

is excited to share it with you!

NICHE Ultimate Festival Guide is

a must read, if you’re even thinking

about hitting the festival circuit. With

insightful reviews from nine of the best

festivals on the planet, an exclusive

fashion shoot, packing guide and this

year’s must have festival accessory, you

might want to read it twice!

Connect with

Tracey online

@TraceyDrakeEditor

Spring 2017 is the perfect time

TO GET FRESH

ONCE AND FOR ALL

What about this year? I promised

you open mindedness and diversity

on our pages this year, and the spring

issue delivers on that promise. Spring

2017 is all about getting fresh. Trying

new products that don’t just look

good - they ARE good. Good for our

bodies, good for our skin, good for our

environment - Good For You! Our

Are you ready to get fresh? Go

ahead! Use this issue as your personal

inspiration to rethink, revamp and

reorganize your fashion, beauty and

travel plans for Spring 2017.

Follow Tracey online for daily

fashion, beauty & lifestyle

inspiration, events & contest

giveaways just for you!

Tracey Drake, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

tracey@NICHE.style

Photography: Alana Kumar for The Bay Centre

Wardrobe: Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Tahari

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FASHION

FORWARD

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DELPOZO ss2017

LUMINOSITY

Inspired by two artists

interpretations of light, Delpozo’s Creative

Director, Josep Font titled his spring/summer

2017 collection “Luminosity”. With volume

being an integral part of Delpozo’s DNA, Font

put forth a collection combining innovative

technique with the freshness of the season.

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DELPOZO ss2017

Arguably one of the most beautiful

collections from New York Fashion

Week, Font’s inspiration roots from

contemporary artist Soo Sunny Park

and her installation Unwoven Light

consisting of twisted fragments of

chain-link fence and Plexiglas used

to create a mesmerizing crystalline

space. The collection also streams

vision from Spanish Impressionist

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida whose

paintings earned him the title

“master of light”.

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DELPOZO ss2017

Josep Font awakens spring with

his blooming textures and pristine

three-dimensional constructs in

hues of sorbet yellow, sunset orange,

apple green and lilac. Voluminous

feminine silhouettes, sculptural

trousers and sleeves with the soft

structure of a calla lily complement

bows of organza, metallic mesh and

iridescent embellishments.

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DELPOZO ss2017

The collection radiates with a

modernistic fresh take on spring

ambiance. Whimsical architecture

and translucent heels refresh the

runway – welcoming a new season

and illuminating Delpozo’s vision.

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BODY

[reboot]

CAMP

by Tracey Drake

Tis the season to give your body a reboot and

get ready for sunny days ahead. And it’s not

okay for a product to give us a temporary

fix, without addressing the underlying

problem. We need beauty products that

leave us healthy and luminous. These

seven products - some new to the market

and some tried-and-true favorites - are the

lucky seven to get your skin in great shape

for short shorts season.

[editor’s edition]

LIERAC PARIS

Body-Slim

targets: shape and tone

You really can feel the difference

in firmness! A unique product

that refines and reshapes the

figure, firms and tones skin,

enhances and hydrates as well as

reduces the appearance of cellulite.

lierac.ca

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JOHN FRIEDA

Miraculous Recovery Deep Conditioner

targets: brittle, damaged hair

Trust me - your hair will thank you!

Concentrated restoring & fortifying

mask that treats seriously distressed hair.

Use as a weekly treatment for healthy

hair, but you will see visible results after

just one use.

johnfrieda.ca


NIVEA

Cellulite Gel

targets: cellulite

We all have it - why not do

something about it? Advanced

gel formula, enriched with Q10,

L-Carnitine and Lotus Extract,

works to reduce the look of cellulite

in 3 weeks, improve the feel of skin

firmness in 2 weeks and instantly

leaves skin feeling more energized.

nivea.ca

JACK BLACK

Moisture Therapy Lip Balm

targets: winter ravaged lips

Hands down, my fave lip fix!

Enriched with conditioners,

antioxidants and SPF25, this

emollient lip balm soothes and

relieves dry, chapped, irritated lips.

Never greasy, waxy or sticky.

getjackblack.ca

CLARISONIC

Smart Profile Cleansing Brush

targets: clogged pores, lackluster skin

I could not live without this! Clarisonic

technology works with skin’s natural

elasticity, oscillating at a sonic frequency

that produces over 300 movements per

second - to effectively loosen dirt and oil,

removing deep-seated impurities from

pores and priming skin to better absorb

topical treatments.

clarisonic.com

ALTERNA

Scalp Facial

targets: dry scalp

It’s like a post-winter spa treatment for

your scalp! Powerful treatment that

gently scrubs away dirt, oil, and flaky

buildup with unique applicator, to

restore moisture and relieve dryness.

alternahaircare.com

L’OCCITANE

One Minute Hand Scrub

targets: hands, feet and nails

Not just for hands - its amazing on

dry feet too! Formulated to reveal

incredibly soft hands in just one

minute! It contains an exfoliating

organic sugar to gently scrub and

eliminate dead skin cells, as well as

shea, sweet almond and grapeseed oils

to soften hands, feet and nourish nails.

loccitane.com

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FESTIVAL GUIDE

28 PAGES OF FESTIVAL REVIEWS, FASHION & PACKING TIPS

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9 FESTIVALS

YOU CAN’T MISS!

BY: JOSIE SALDAT

Have you ever thought about quitting your job and

traveling from country to country, experiencing

the best music festivals on the planet? Pack your

bags - we’ve got the ultimate festival guide for 2017.

1COACHELLA

Indo, California, USA

April 14-16 & April 21-23

Deep in the Coachella Valley, hundreds of artists

and over 500,000 festival attendees gather over two

consecutive weekends. Infamous for appearances from

high-profile bloggers and celebrities, Coachella has

become style watching stomping grounds with guests

dressing to impress. As the most profitable music

festival in the United States, Coachella always invites

artists that lead ticket sales to sell out within hours!

coachella.com

FESTIVAL FACT: Coachella streams live on YouTube

so if you can’t afford to be there in person, invite your

friends over and throw a Coachella themed party!

NICHE festival style tip: Style crowns have been a

Coachella go-to, but try something new and incorporate

a headscarf or unique hair accessory.

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2TOMORROWLAND

Boom, Belgium

July 21-23 & July 28-30

Tomorrowland has become one of the largest and

most unique electronic music festivals (EDM) with

an emphasis on free spirit mentality and good vibes

only. Priding themselves upon their art installations,

Tomorrowland welcomes more than a quarter of

a million people to dance and celebrate in their

artistic valley. With 30 stages and over 400 DJs, this

extravagant festival has been a front runner for the

best vibrant and eccentric style.

tomorrowland.com

FESTIVAL FACT: Inside the main stage there is a VIP

restaurant, fronted by a Michelin star chef, boasting

some of the finest cuisine, Each plate of food can cost

$1,000, but some of the proceeds go to charity!

NICHE festival style tip: To complement the vibrant

colors of Tomorrowland, try adding some body shimmer

or sparkle to your festival look.

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3EXIT

Petrovaradin, Serbia

July 6-9

This award winning summer music festival held at

the Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad,

originated as a youth movement. Known for their

diverse selection of performers and enthusiastic

crowds of youth, Exit continues to draw in unique

international rock, pop and EDM sensations. With an

incredible historic medieval setting and the positive

energy of Novi Sad the festival has welcomed millions

of people from over 60 countries over the years.

exitfest.org

FESTIVAL FACT: Exit festival began in 2000 when a

crowd of students fighting for freedom and democracy

rallied against the Milosevic regime.

NICHE festival style tip: While you are

running around the fortress, from venue to

venue, a great tote bag will come in handy,

with hands-free convenience.

4OSHEAGA

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

August 4-6

Consistently delivering world-class

lineups, Osheaga is held every summer

outdoors at Parc Jean-Drapeau. The

festival gives emerging artists the

opportunity to play alongside some

of the biggest international bands.

Launched in 2006, Osheaga is situated

in close proximity to Montreal’s

downtown core making it easier to

find accommodations and providing a

sensational backdrop.

osheaga.com

FESTIVAL FACT: Osheaga has a

Green stage – a stage powered by wind

and solar power.

NICHE festival style tip: Invest in a

pair of great sunglasses and sunblock as

the sun can be strong, especially in the crowds.

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5ROCK EN SEINE

Paris, France

August 25-27

If rock music is your genre of choice, Rock en Seine is

for you! This three-day rock music festival in Paris is

situated in the Park of “Domaine national de Saint-

Cloud” a garden designed in the 17th century. The

festival offers acts from rock, indie and rap megastars

and since 2003 has grown to be one of the most

anticipated musical events in Europe. Five stages will

continuously host musicians – so with every turn a

new genre of live music will grace your ears.

rockenseine.com

FESTIVAL FACT: There is a mini Rock Seine festival

on the ground outskirts, with music and workshops

tailored to 6 to 10 year olds.

NICHE festival style tip: Find a comfortable pair of

denim shorts to pair with your various vintage rock

t-shirts over the 3-day festival.

6SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS

Byron Bay, Australia

July 21-23

Australia’s largest winter music festival attracts a new

community into the surf hub of Byron Bay. Mixing

contemporary artists and major headline acts, this

festival has welcomed Coldplay, The Strokes, Kanye

West and more - mixing top charting musicians with

fashion and beauty pop-ups from Kiehl’s, Rimmel

London and Aveda! So the answer is yes, you can get a

pre-festival blow-out.

splendourinthegrass.com

FESTIVAL FACT: Splendour in the Grass offers a

stylish escape to the on-going music – a day spa and a

mini mall!

NICHE festival style tip: Since you will be standing

and dancing all day in mud, rain or dust swap your

sandals for a pair of fashionable gumboots. See page 33

for inspiration.

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7BURNING MAN

Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA

August 27-September 4

Festival-goers join forces and co-create “Black

Rock City”, the temporary metropolis created for

the week long festival dedicated to art, connecting

community and radical self-expression. Each year a

new theme is set – 2017 is Radical Ritual. More than

a music festival, Burning Man has become a cultural

movement that digs deep into music, art, and fashion

with an immersive atmosphere offering the experience

of a lifetime.

burningman.org

FESTIVAL FACT: The festival is guided by

ten principles that are encouraged to follow

by festival attendees: radical inclusion, gifting,

decommodification, radical self-reliance, radical

self- expression, communal effort, civic responsibility,

leaving no trace, participation and immediacy.

NICHE festival style tip: Think about multi-purpose

items, the less you bring, the less you have to take home

with you. See page 32 for inspiration.

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8GLASTONBURY

Worthy Farm, Somerset, UK

June 21-25

Headliners such as Radiohead, Ed Sheeren and the

Foo Fighters have been confirmed amongst this year’s

line-up and you can always expect top-charting artists

to grace the iconic Glastonbury stages. For festival

attendees, this festival really does have everything. It

is not only the largest greenfield festival, but is also

has distinct socio-geographic regions with a Pyramid

in the center of the grounds. Stretching over 900 acres

in the Vale of Avalon, Glastonbury has steadily grown

in popularity and size over the past four decades since

their opening in 1970.

glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

FESTIVAL FACT: It has been revealed that the

festival will have a drive-in cinema this year.

NICHE festival style tip: Gumboots are a must-have

as Glastonbury has been known for flooded grounds

and fields.

9PEMBERTON

Pemberton, BC, Canada

July 13-16

Just north of Whistler, is located in the valley

near Mount Currie. Dubbed as “Canada’s biggest

camping and music event”, Pemberton has gained

popularity quickly in the few years it’s been around.

For Instagram fanatics, the mountainous backdrop

creates the perfect “Insta-worthy” festival post. The

festival grounds includes camping for over 40,000

attendees spread over several acres. Powered by topcharting

headliners, crowds include a diverse group of

generations.

pembertonmusicfestival.com

FESTIVAL FACT: The festival gives back to its

location. The Pemberton Music Festival Community

Fund has given over $100,000 in grants to non-profits

supporting community developments.

NICHE festival style tip: Temperatures in the valley

drop fast! Wrap a light jacket around your waist for

when the sun sets and clear skies bring cool breezes.

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The Hidden Gem of

the Med

found at Avaton

Avaton Luxury Villas Resort is a stylish

and contemporary beach front escape

overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of

Komitsa Bay in Athos Peninsula, Halkidiki,

Greece.

Avaton consists of an exclusive collection of 16

villas, providing a unique sophisticated lifestyle

experience. Most of the villas include private

pools, leading down to lush Mediterranean

gardens and a pristine beach.

Your personal butler and chef, upon request,

and an exclusive mini bar and wine list add to

the discerning pleasure. Luxurious massage

treatments, private transfer with

helicopter and limousine, and memorable

cruises around Greek islands and along

the breathtaking coastline complete your

ultimate seaside experience.

For more info, please visit: www.avaton.com


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10

things you MUST PACK

for a musical festival

Let’s face it - we always over pack but schlepping

a suitcase across a muddy festival field is no fashion

picnic. Take what you need, and nothing more. Look for

items that do double duty - being stylish and functional.

UGG

SIENNA BOOT SOCKS

Cozy cable knit socks that fit nicely

inside your shorty gumboots. Made

with 43% acrylic, 35% nylon, 19%

wool and 2% spandex, these 11.25”

adorable foot warmers will keep your

festival feet warm and dry.

ugg.com

SALTWATER LUXE

2-IN-1 DRESS & KIMONO

A smart, sexy, boho fashion piece

for your festival wardrobe. This

flowy festival kimono is lightweight

and effortless that can also be worn

buttoned up as a dress! 100% rayon

crepe that will pack really well.

saltwaterluxe.com

CAPTAIN

BLANKENSHIP

MERMAID DRY SHAMPOO

Organic talc-free dry shampoo is the

perfect solution to lifeless, unwashed

festival hair. This is our fave - it

absorbs oil, adds volume and gives

life to hair, plus it smells amazing.

They also offer a 2 oz. travel size!

captainblankenship.com

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GOODY

FESTIVAL HAIR STYLE KIT

You need fab festival hair, but you don’t

want to fuss! Goody Simple Styles kits

are your answer for fishtail braids, faux

festival bobs and flower rolls.

goody.com

EUGENIA KIM NY

“YOU’RE BLOCKING MY

SUN” HAT

Protect your skin, shade your neck

and shoulders, and make a fun fashion

statement with a wide brimmed hat.

This ivory toyo sun hat has gold sequin

hand-embroidered “You’re blocking my

sun” and ivory grosgrain band.

eugeniakim.com


AROMAFLAGE WILD

2-IN-1 FRAGRANCE &

INSECT REPELLENT

This is an amazing must have product

for festival goers! It truly smells

wonderful AND keeps the bugs

away. Aromaflage Wild has notes of

cardamom, cedarwood, and spruce.

Free of deet or parabens, the 10ml

atomizer size is TSA friendly.

aromaflage.com

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Editor’s Picks

MATT & NAT

BRAVE BACKPACK

A stylish backpack is

a festival necessity -

especially for those endless

hours waiting in line.

Choose one that is sleek,

cute and multipurpose.

From the Dwell Collection,

this eco-friendly backpack

securely stores a 13”

laptop or tablet, and has a

smartphone pocket.

Shown in Azure Blue.

mattandnat.com

COLEMAN

CONQUER LED HEADLAMP

It might not be top of mind when you

are packing, but in the dark of festival

night, you will be so glad you have

a hands-free LED headlamp! This

has Kinesix no touch control and 5

settings. Think of it as your nighttime

festival flower halo!

coleman.com/colemancanada.ca

MERRY PEOPLE

ROSEY RAIN BOOTS

Stylish festival footwear to keep your

feet warm and dry. Made with 2 layers

of natural rubber and 4mm neoprene

lining, these are the only boots you

need to pack. Shown in Mustard

Yellow. merrypeople.com

SEPHORA

EXPRESS CLEANSING &

PURIFYING WIPES

Trust us - you need these! A quick

and easy way to remove makeup

and get your face really clean.

Sephora wipes cleanse, remove

makeup, and purify in a single

step, without dryness or tightness.

#SelfieEssential

sephora.com

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FESTIVAL

FRENZY

As part of our 2017 ultimate festival

guide, the exclusive shoot for this

issue of NICHE shares our unique

looks for festival goers. Check out

50+ photos and on location video at

www.NICHE.style

PHOTOGRAPHY

Steve Drake @NICHEmagazine

STYLIST

Josie Saldat @NICHEmagazine

MODEL

Dahlia Aldana @dahliaaldana

MAKEUP ARTIST

Alexandra Forman @forminate

HAIR STYLIST

Rachel Jones | Carreiro The Studio

@rach_jones1986

FASHION

Helly Hanson | Hudson’s Bay

Pandora Jewelry | Tofino Towel Co.

Zaleska Jewelry | Cuyana

Amelia Lee Boutique | Jackson Rowe

Traci Lynn Jewelry | Live Free Baby

Native Boots | Hunter Boots

THE LOOK

On the clothesline: Jimmy boots in

Jiffy black, Native Shoes. Echo New

York paisley colorful scarf, Hudson’s

Bay. Buffalo David Bitton Kalypso

shirt in denim, Hudson’s Bay.

#FASHIONTRAVELS

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THE LOOKS

(left)

Gypsy jacket in denim, Jackson

Rowe. Royal green Crystal May

Droplet silver ring, Pandora

Jewelry. Moss and Stone clay stud

earrings, Amelia Lee Boutique.

Reveal silver statement fashion

ring, Traci Lynn Jewelry.

(right)

Gypsy Jacket in denim, Jackson

Rowe. Monogrammed black

canvas and leather weekender bag,

Cuyana. The Arrow printed towel,

Tofino Towel Company.

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THE LOOKS

(left top)

Gypsy Jacket in denim, Jackson Rowe.

Monogrammed black canvas and

leather weekender bag, Cuyana. The

Arrow printed towel, Tofino Towel

Company. Demi-cut Karoline boots,

Helly Hansen.

(left bottom)

BB Dakota Black Barton fringe skirt, Amelia

Lee Boutique. Royal Green Crystal May

Droplet ring, Pandora Jewelry. Reveal silver

statement fashion ring, Traci Lynn Jewelry.

Live Free Baby black and white striped tent,

Amelia Lee Boutique. The Long Beach Vol 2

printed towel, Tofino Towel Company. The

Wickaninnish printed towel, Tofino Towel

Company.

(right)

Gypsy Jacket in denim, Jackson Rowe. Thalia

dress, Helly Hansen. Classic wool socks, Anián.

Demi-cut Karoline boots, Helly Hansen.

Reveal silver statement fashion ring, Traci Lynn

Jewelry. Royal Green Crystal May Droplet

ring, Pandora Jewelry. Moss and Stone clay

stud earrings, Amelia Lee Boutique. Live Free

Baby black and white striped tent, Amelia Lee

Boutique. The Long Beach Vol 2 printed towel,

Tofino Towel Company. Wickaninnish printed

towel, Tofino Towel Company. Lint and

Honey throw pillow in mint scale, Amelia Lee

Boutique. Indaba diamond motif pillow in gold,

Amelia Lee Boutique.

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THE LOOKS

(left)

Striped Naiad jacket, Helly

Hansen. Crystal accent necklaces,

Zaleska. Demi-cut Karoline

boots, Helly Hansen. The Long

Beach Vol 2 printed towel, The

Wickaninnish printed towel,

Tofino Towel Company.

(right)

Striped Naiad jacket, Helly

Hansen. Nine West yellow stud

earrings, Hudson’s Bay. Brave Jin

Bucket backpack in Black Cervo,

Amelia Lee Boutique. Vintage

wool hat, stylists own.

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THE LOOK

Design Lab Lord & Taylor floral

dress, Hudson’s Bay. Highline

mint bomber jacket, Hudson’s Bay.

Layered crystal necklaces, Zaleska

Jewelry. Lauren by Ralph Lauren

Mikenna boot in red, Hudson’s

Bay. Limbo silver statement

fashion ring, Traci Lynn Jewelry.

Vintage wool hat, stylist’s own.

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THE LOOKS

(left)

Wawaha angel wing kimono, Amelia

Lee Boutique. Chaser I Heart Rock n’

Roll shirt, Amelia Lee Boutique. Nine

West yellow stud earrings, Hudson’s

Bay. Vintage Levi’s denim shorts,

stylist’s own. Crystal layered necklaces,

Zaleska Jewelry.

(right)

Design Lab Lord & Taylor floral dress,

Hudson’s Bay. Highline mint bomber

jacket, Hudson’s Bay. Layered crystal

necklaces, Zaleska Jewelry.

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THE LOOK

Dress Forum black top, Amelia

Lee Boutique. Free People black

button up skirt, Hudson’s Bay.

Lucky Brand hoop earrings,

Hudson’s Bay. Lucky Brand

layered bracelets, Hudson’s Bay.

Crystal layered necklaces, Zaleska

Jewelry. Kimono, vintage. Royal

Green Crystal May Droplet ring,

Pandora Jewelry.

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BE A SPECTACLE AT THE FESTIVAL.

For Spring 2017, designers are giving us exactly what

we’ve been craving – chic specs in an array of styles.

From colorful Céline lenses, embellished Fendi frames

and quirky Jeremy Scott asymmetrical shades, statement

glasses are all the rage for festival season. These are our

favorite looks from Spring 2017 runways including

readers, frames and sunglasses that work with you to

achieve a fresh and effortless festival look.

Opposite - Alice +Olivia. Above (left to right) - Top: Prada, Fendi, Acme Studios. Middle: Jeremy Scott, Celine. Bottom: Thom Browne, Anya Hindmarch

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as Mother Nature intended

GOOD FOR YOU!

52 . SPRING 2017


Spring - a time for new beginnings.

The perfect season to take an

honest and fresh look at old

routines. You likely have a

vanity table covered in skin

care products and a makeup bag

filled with cosmetics. Inspect

each one carefully and decide

what needs to go, what works for

your skin and most importantly,

what is good for your body.

NICHE has been busy sleuthing

all winter, finding and testing

products that are organic or

contain natural ingredients. We

were honestly surprised at how

many quality natural beauty

products are out there and you

will be too. We cannot wait to

share them with you. Go on...

turn the page already!

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BEAUTY

as Mother Nature intended

FACE

EMINENCE

Lemon Grass Cleanser

Olive and sunflower oils gently remove

impurities from skin while organic and

biodynamic herbal ingredients help

calm and soothe. This hypoallergenic

cream cleanser is perfect for sensitive or

dehydrated skin.

Organic

eminenceorganics.com

GOOD FOR YOU!

PLUME SCIENCE

Lash & Brow

Enhancing Serum

Its proprietary formula has

a three-part-effect on the

appearance of lashes and brows,

helping them grow longer,

thicker and fuller by keeping

hair follicles in a prolonged

growth stage, locking in keratin,

moisture and key nutrients

and protecting hair from

environmental harm.

Natural

plumescience.com

INLIGHT

Under Eye Revive

A decongesting, concentrated eye

balm that targets the delicate undereye

area to minimize puffiness and

minimize the appearance of dark

circles. This deeply moisturizing

formula has been scientifically

developed to maintain results over

time.

Organic

hugyourskin.com

CINEMA SECRETS

Ultraluscent Setting Powder

Enriched with antiinflammatory

agents, this oilfree,

ultra-fine, loose setting

powder provides a natural

matte finish that keeps makeup

in place all day.

Organic

cinemasecrets.com

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FARMACY

Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm

A renewing night treatment in a

lightweight balm that transforms

into a gentle oil-gel that reinforces

the skin’s natural moisture content,

firms, tones, and reduces the

appearance of fine lines.

Natural

farmacybeauty.com

DANA’S

PICK

SAPPHO NEW PARADIGM

Vegan Mascara

Wow! It’s vegan. It’s organic. It’s

amazing. Creates volume on my

little lashes and lasts, but also comes

off gently. Non smudging, with an

added bonus of antioxidants, and you

get high-powered eyes all day!

Organic

mysappho.com

100% PURE

Fruit Pigmented

Mermaid Palette

Dreamy, gorgeous colors

inspired by mermaids, pink

sunsets and what the ocean

looks like when hit by sun

rays. Colored from 100%

natural, antioxidant and

vitamin packed fruit and

vegetable pigments.

Natural

100percentpure.com

NUDESTIX

Love is Louder

Lip + Cheek Pencil

A long-lasting,

multitasking pencil in

support of the Love

is Louder project that

delivers natural-looking

coverage and ultra-creamy,

soft color for cheeks and

lips. An ultra-creamy lip

color, lip liner, lip balm,

and cheek color pencil in

the Kiss and Love shades.

Organic

nudestix.com

DANA HUTCHINGS

is a business woman, writer, TV media

personality and self-professed glamazon

who found out the hard way what happens

when you are not intentional about what you

put on your skin. Watch for Dana’s column

premiering in NICHE Summer 2017, and

read her Journey to Natural Skin Care and

Cosmetics at www.NICHE.style

#NICHENATURAL

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BODY

INDIELEE

Lavender Chamomile

Moisturizing Oil

I love this! I use this oil for

everything from removing my

makeup to hydrating my skin.

The smell is calming. The oil is

not greasy, it absorbs quickly and

works on all skin types.

Natural

indielee.com

DANA’S

PICK

INLIGHT

Organic Restorative Body Butter

A rich, restorative body butter

that sinks into skin effortlessly

with aromas of arnica, witch hazel,

nettle and bilberry to tone and

restore. This super-concentrated

formula is a glorious pampering

treatment for the whole body.

Organic

hugyourskin.com

HERBIVORE

Detox Blue Clay + Eucalyptus

Soaking Salts

Formulated to detoxify your body

and clear your mind using a blend of

lavender and eucalyptus essential oils

and Cambrian Blue clay.

Natural

herbivorebotanicals.com

BALM BALM

Relax All Over Body Balm

A treat for your body with Rose

Geranium, Mandarin, Lavender &

Ylang Ylang essential oils to release

tension & troubles. Suitable for

every body.

Organic

balmbalm.com

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EMINENCE

Stone Crop Gel Wash

For those with even the

most sensitive skin, Stone

Crop Gel Wash washes

away impurities without

drying out the skin. The

oil-free extracts help

even skin tone to leave a

healthy complexion.

Organic

eminenceorganics.com

KOPARI

Coconut Crush Scrub

A coconut oil-infused brown

sugar scrub that polishes,

exfoliates, and hydrates dry

skin for a gorgeous glow.

Skin is polished, restored, and

radiant with a sweet, milky

coconut scent to transport you

to the tropics.

Natural

koparibeauty.com

GOOD FOR YOU!

JUICE BEAUTY

Green Apple Body Duo

Exclusive organic body duo

includes mousse hand and

body cleanser and firming body

moisturizer - a combination rich

in Vitamin C and firming peptides.

Works to clean and brighten skin,

improve even skin ton and reveal a

glowing, youthful complexion.

Natural

juicebeauty.com

BIOTHERM

Deo Pure Natural Protect Roll-On

Antiperspirant

Formulated with naturally sourced

ingredients, this odor fighter is

paraben free, aluminum free and

certified by ECOCERT. Enriched

with aloe vera it helps protect and

soothe delicate underarm skin.

Natural

biotherm.com

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as Mother Nature intended

HAIR

RAHUA

Lustrous Hair Shampoo

A wonderful all natural

shampoo with a formula gentle

enough for color treated hair.

With Omega-9 rich rahua

oil and exotic extracts, this

shampoo is made from the most

potent exclusive plant derived

ingredients sustainably sourced

from the Amazon rain forest.

Organic

rahua.com

JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS

Bourbon Vanilla & Tangerine

Hair Texturizer

Made with nine certified organic oils,

this extra-strength hair texturizer is

perfect for shaping hair into any desired

style, from the “bed-head” look to

smooth and silky. Gluten-free.

Organic

johnmasters.com

GOOD FOR YOU!

AVALON ORGANICS

Strengthening Peppermint

Conditioner

Locks in nourishment, treats brittle

hair and repairs elasticity with a

medley of organic peppermint

essential oil, babassu oil, aloe,

arginine and vitamin E.

Organic

avalonorganics.com

MERMAID HAIR

Hair Sea Spray

All natural hair styling spray that

provides soft, tousled beach wavy

hair! Enriched with sea salt, aloe,

seaweed, algae, orange blossom

flower and coconut extract.

Natural

mermaidperfume.com

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BEAUTY

as Mother Nature intended

NAILS

DR. HAUSCHKA

NEEM NAIL & CUTICLE PEN

A travel and purse friendly solution

for dry, damaged cuticles. Nurturing

oils penetrate the nail to strengthen

and fortify while softening cuticles.

Pen includes three tips and beveled

cap to push back cuticles!

Natural

dr.hauschka.com

KARMA ORGANIC

Organic Nail Polish Remover

Why subject your nails to harsh

chemicals when this organic nail

polisher remover does the trick

naturally? Made with soybean oil

and tea tree oil.

Organic

karmaorganicspa.com

SPARITUAL

Vegan Nail Polish

We had to include a nail polish

in this feature, and although

we have yet to find a great allnatural

polish, this one is pretty

good! SpaRitual nail lacquers are

vegan and free of DBP, toluene,

camphor, formaldehyde and

formaldehyde resin. Shown in

Airhead - Pink Creme.

Vegan

sparitual.com

BOTANICALS

Hand Serum

Exposure to sunlight, detergents and

pollutants means hands are usually the first

to show the signs of aging. With rose and

frankincense, this is an amazing 99% organic

product for your hard working hands, nails

and cuticles.

Organic

botanicals.co.uk

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Eric Himel’s

STYLISH LIFE

SPRING 2017

ERIC HIMEL

is a widely known celebrity stylist,

fashion and media personality. Himel

attended Parson’s School

of Design and trained under Project

Runway’s Tim Gunn, then moved to

Los Angeles and began his styling

career, expanding his business across

North America. Himel’s roster of

celebrity clientele has included Jenny

McCarthy, Giuliana Rancic, Pete

Wentz, and Gabby Douglas. He’s

best known for his signature Closet

Purge and now leverages the online

landscape, offering Virtual Styling

Sessions - erichimel.com

The world isn’t feeling easy-breezy

right now, n’est pas? So we are

forced to create our own breeziness.

Luckily for us, there is a plethora

of spring options that will take the

weight off of your shoulders. Just

tap your shoes together three times.

UNDER THE BIG TOP

Flowy airy tops can scream spring

break in Mexico. Opt for longer

silhouettes in un-candy colored

hues for a more sophisticated look

and look for special details like

billowing sleeves and asymmetrical

necklines.

Oscar de la Renta

THE

UNBEARABLE

LIGHTNESS

OF BEING

DRESS THE PART

Light and airy doesn’t have to mean

all bright colors and butterflies.

The juxtaposition of dark yet fresh

reminds us that lightness always

lurks in the shadows.

Carven

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YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD

Lightweight pants require a slightly

more structured top to balance

each other out. The unstructured

nature of them demands a flat shoe

to avoid that ‘pajama bottoms with

heels’ look. And keep them classy -

tramp strap not required.

COME OUT SWINGING

In springtime, coats become more of

an accessory and less of a necessity.

Worn open to (happily) showcase

what little delights lurk beneath,

they are the punctuation of an outfit

and the lighter the coat, the more

the drama.

Zimmermann

.

.

.

ERIC’S STYLE TIPS

Sheer and white fabrics still require the right

undergarments, sometimes even more so. Check the

mirror before you jaunt.

Invest in a good steamer, wrinkles in flowy materials

come out in a jiffy!

‘Light’ and ‘airy’ doesn’t always have to mean pastel

colors. Try darker hues in the spring as well!

Hellessey

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FRAGRANCES FOR

NEW LOVE

& SPRING ROMANCE.

I was so smitten with fashion

designer Tory Burch’s inspiration

for her new fragrance (quote

below), that I went in search of five

more new scents that are perfect

for spring romance - whether you

are falling in love this season or

simply loving yourself.

Spring Scents

by Emily Foley

“If I told you that I loved you, would you hold it against me?”

My father wrote this note to my mother, which he ran in the

newspaper and signed ‘Love, Relentless’. My parents were

the most romantic couple I have ever known. This fragrance

is inspired by their love story.

-TORY BURCH

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THIERRY MUGLER

ANGEL NEON

Eau de Parfum Limited Edition

Discover the magic of an eyecatching

bright collectible refillable

star. A unique MUGLER invention.

The ultimate secret of absolute

seduction with notes of bergamot,

red berries, vanilla and patchouli.

CHLOÉ

LOVE STORY

Eau Sensuelle de Parfum Spray

The emblematic lock flacon is

adorned with a hand-tied ribbon,

in a sensual Blush Pink shade. A

love story is wrapped in colorful

insouciance with notes of orange

blossom, passion flower and musks.

KATE SPADE

WALK ON AIR

Eau de Parfum Spray

A unique imprint of nature which

celebrates graceful confidence with

a fragrant invitation to seize the day

with notes of Linden blossom, fern,

neroli, lily of the valley, bergamot

and white iris.

VIKTOR & ROLF

BONBON

Eau de Parfum Spray

From the makers of Flowerbomb,

Bonbon evokes a timeless sensation

for the woman who wears it -

creating her own personal story

with notes of caramel, mandarin

and orange blossom.

TORY BURCH

LOVE RELENTLESSLY

Eau de Parfum Spray

A fragrance that captures the

euphoric feeling of falling in love,

this irresistible scent is like a love

letter encased in a jewel-shaped

bottle with notes of pink pepper,

orris and sandalwood.

GUERLAIN

LA PETITE ROBE NOIRE

Eau Fraîche de Parfum Spray

A sparkling, joyful and exhilarating

fragrance that is caressed by the

sensuality of apricot, dazzled by

sun-kissed hints of pistachio, and

enveloped in notes of white musk

and patchouli.

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STREETS OF

NEW YORK

You probably remember when,

in an episode of Sex and the City,

Carrie Bradshaw said that “every

year, the women of New York leave

the past behind and look forward to

the future. This is known as Fashion

Week.” As NICHE celebrates Spring

2017 and fashion weeks around

the world (check out our Paris and

Milan street styles feature on page

68), we take a fun look at spring

fashion on NYC streets, through

the lens of innovative fashion

photographer, Anastasia Fursova.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Anastasia Fursova @anastasiafursova

STYLIST

Katerina Kvacheva @katerina_kvacheva

MODEL

Valeria V | AL Models NY @almodelsny

FASHION

Prestige Moda

FROM

THE

COVER

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“There is something in

the New York air that

makes sleep useless.”

- SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR

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Brittany’s

makeup bag

Spring is here and it gives a lot of us fresh face fever! There is nothing better than seeing the leaves

on the trees growing, temperatures rising and the sun shining! With a fresh new season upon us,

now is the time to look at your beauty bag and stock up on some spring favorites. To save you the

effort, I’ve listed my absolute must-haves for this time of year.

1 2 3

MOROCCAN OIL

Dry Texture Spray

Every girl wants that effortless,

beachy, tousled hair. One of

my hair must-haves of the

season is texturizing spray and I

recommend Moroccan Oil Dry

Texture Spray. Dry hair naturally,

add some wand waves, flip

your head over and spray with

texturizing spray. Shake, tease as

required and you’re good to go!

M.A.C

Prep + Prime Face Oil

A lot of women tend to forget

that even though you are

applying makeup, you should

nourish your skin at the same

time. I am loving this MAC

essential oil right now. Apply this

product prior to your foundation

or add a few drops directly to

your foundation for a truly

hydrated and healthy glow.

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS

Brow Definer

Most brow fans have already

purchased Anastasia’s Brow

Wiz to fill in their brows. Now,

Anastasia has launched an eye

pencil, Brow Definer, that is

triangular and covers more

surface area. Apply softly to your

brow area and let the angle of the

pencil lead in creating dimension

and shape.

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BRITTANY GRAY is a

beauty expert, entrepreneur and

nationally recognized actress and

television personality. She is the

founder of Fancy Face Inc., one of

Canada’s top luxury mobile beauty

companies, specializing in hair and

makeup services for weddings,

special events, entertainment

industry functions, and celebrity

glamour. Online at fancyface.ca

#WHATSINMYBAG

4 5 6

TOM FORD

Bronzer Brush 05

Spring cleaning means taking

a good look at our makeup

brushes! Old brushes won’t

deliver a flawless makeup look.

I love Tom Ford’s 05 brush.

It’s a big, soft and luxuriously

fluffy bronzer brush, perfect for

bronzer or setting powder. This

brush covers a wide surface area

and is worth every penny.

CHANEL

Sheer Illuminating Fluid

Winter and pasty skin are gone

and it’s a good time to invest in a

highlighter to bring the life back

to your face. Add a few drops to

your moisturizer, mix together

and apply. In minutes, you will

look dewy, glowing, fresh and

no one will be the wiser. Try

Chanel’s Sheer Illuminating Fluid

in Sunkissed.

NYX

Butter Lipstick

Wave goodbye to mauve and

taupe lip shades and say hello to

soft peachy pink tones that flatter

most skin tones. A cheap and

cheerful brand that is making

waves in the beauty scene is

NYX. Excellent price point,

effective and well performing

products. NYX Butter Lipstick in

Hubba Bubba is one of my faves!

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MODEL CITIZENS

This season we turn our attention

to the model citizens on the streets

of two of the most beloved fashion

weeks – Paris and Milan. SS2017

shows attracted high-profile

industry insiders, taking to the

European streets in their very best.

An inspiring whirlwind of unique

street styles were snapped by

crowds of photographers outside of

runway show venues. Join us as we

take a look at some of our favorite

looks from the sidewalks of spring/

summer 2017 fashion shows.

FASHION WEEK EDITION

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STREET STYLE | PARIS FASHION WEEK SS2017

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Home to Chanel, Dior, Givenchy

and other iconic Parisian fashion

houses, Paris Fashion Week has

gained a luxury reputation on

the runway and on the streets.

Delivering some of the best outfit

inspiration from the world’s most

stylish. With elite appearances,

Paris Fashion Week is undoubtedly

the height of fashion month with

chic show-goers tapping into the

opportunity to set themselves apart.

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One of the global “big four” fashion

weeks, Milan is home to runway

shows from Prada, Gucci, Fendi,

Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Cavalli

and more. Turning the city into a

fashion frenzy hub, Milan shows

more than 40 shows bi-annually

and attracts worldwide attendees

ready to be photographed on the

streets of the Italian fashion capital.

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FIX

by Jennifer Costanzo

Fashion’s obsession with shoulders

could be seen all over the Spring/

Summer 2017 runway shows. Many

designers looked to the Eighties

when dreaming of spring shows, with

heavily embellished looks through

ruching, puffy sleeves, singleshoulder

dresses and body-tight

pants. There was a heavy emphasis

placed on the shoulder, whether it

was heavily padded to create boxy

shaped tops, jackets or dresses, seen

at Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and

Chanel. Or rather the one-shoulder

trend, where numerous designers

juxtaposed an exposed shoulder

with a fully covered arm; shoulders

were the stars of Spring 2017.

If you thought the cold-shoulder

trend was in the past, you could not

have been more wrong. It is back

and bigger than ever this season. The

off-the-shoulder trend is still here,

however, it has changed slightly.

This style of one exposed shoulder

can be for everyone. Whether you

are on the modest side or prefer

something sportier, there is a oneshoulder

trend for you. This trend

is not replacing the cold-shoulder

trend completely; which was still

seen on the Spring 2017 runways,

but rather it is an evolution of the

aesthetic. The deconstructed shirting

trend is the more professional style

that came out of the one shoulder

BALENCIAGA

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SHOW A LITTLE

SHOULDER

TIBI

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MONSE

trend. This style was seen at Victoria

Beckham where she mismatched the

buttons of a typical button up shirt

causing one shoulder to be exposed.

Another variation on the style can be

seen at Rochas where single sleeve

pieces were predominant. This style

is both strong but also romantic,

leaving one arm fully exposed while

the other is completely covered.

SELF-PORTRAIT

This trend is fun and flirty, with

inspiration taken from the Eighties

and movies like Flashdance. This

style may not be for everyone, and

if it isn’t for you, go back to the off

the shoulder trend, which was seen

at Proenza Schouler and Diane

Von Furstenburg, mixed with other

Spring/Summer 2017 trends. The

décolletage of a woman is gorgeous

and when you add the shoulders into

the mix it only gets better and sexier.

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STYLE

FASHION BLOGGERS AROUND THE WORLD

FEATURED STYLE BLOGGER

MICHÈLE KRÜSI

@thefashionfraction

STYLE:

Top: Wrangler

Skirt: Top Shop

Bag: Gucci

Charm: Fendi

Shoes: Victoria

Sunglasses: Marc Jacob

MOOD:

“I think logo print tees are going to

be a big thing this coming spring/

summer seasons. They’re just cool

but at the same time very practical,

comfortable and easy to style in

many different ways.”

Photographer: Joy Oelen

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Santa Catarina, Brazil

New York, USA

FLÁVIA DESGRANGES VAN DER LINDEN

@fashioncoolture

STYLE:

Dress: Manhattan by Kellen

Shoes: Manhattan by Kellen

Bag: Manhattan by Kellen

Sunglasses: Manhattan by Kellen

KAROLINA ANTONIADES

@thesecretstop

STYLE:

Dress: KK2

Pants: Paige

Bag: Camelia Roma

Shoes: St Secret

MOOD:

“When buying spring pieces recognize your

own style and realize that a particular

piece has a long life and is consistent with

who you are.”

Photographer: Thiago Marcelino de Aguiar

MOOD:

Spring is definitely in the air...

Time to bring fashion and color back to life.

Be bold- wear something special wherever

you go. Life is too short to blend in”.

Photographer: Marta McAdams

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New Delhi, India

Pittsburgh, USA

AKANKSHA REDHU

@akanksharedhu

STYLE:

Dress: Global Desi

Shirt: Pepe Jeans

Shoes: Clarks

Watch: Esprit

Bag and Sunglasses: Dior

Necklace: Voylla

MOOD:

“Cheerful patterns and colors mixed with

a statement accessory is the perfect way to

break away from winter neutrals.”

Photographer: Naina Redhu

LAUREN LONG

@iamlaurenlong

STYLE:

Top: Forever 21

Pants: Boohoo

Shoes: Balenciaga

Sunglasses: Galeone Deeply Italian

Belt and Bag: Tie-Ups

Watch: Capri Time

MOOD:

“Stand out or get lost in the crowd.”

Photographer: @trumagicofficial

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by Jennifer Costanzo

Get excited because the it color for spring is fun,

cheery and lovable, which is something the world

needs right now. The color of the season is yellow!

Not sure if you can pull the shade off? Think again!

This season there is a yellow for everyone. Seen

on runways across New York, London, Milan and

Paris, yellow is popping up everywhere. This color

will indeed make an impact on your wardrobe,

right now and through spring/summer 2017.

The color trend forecaster, Pantone, has deemed

‘Primrose Yellow’ one of the trending colors for

spring 2017. This color sparkles with heat and

vitality, inviting us into its warmth. This joyful shade

takes us to a destination marked by enthusiasm,

good cheer and sunny days. Even if we are not used

to this color, take a moment to think of how the

color can change an outfit.

Seen at Delpozo, Jason Wu, Erin Fetherston,

Creatures of Comfort and Kate Spade, yellow

infused the fashion shows through an optimistic

fashion trend. The unexpected color dominated

the runway season. However, it was not only

seen on the catwalk, but also on the red carpet.

Viola Davis and Natalie Portman wore yellow

successfully at the Golden Globes, embracing this

pop of color through romantic silhouettes.

ERIN FETHERSTON

Spring 2017

No matter where you stand with the color yellow,

incorporate the shade into your spring and summer

wardrobes. This color is invigorating and uplifting,

and the different shades of yellow are bound to

warm our hearts. As we leave the season of dark

hues and gloomy skies, look forward to something

sunny and joyful, through the it color this season.

You will look spring appropriate in this color,

whether you choose a warm mustard tone, a zingy

lemon or a bold chartreuse. How will you add this

fun and cheerful shade to your wardrobe?

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MAKE UP FOR EVER

Star powder in yellow gold

CHLOÉ

Faye dusty yellow handbag

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

Petite Albion Ring

LANCOME

Drama liqui-pencil for eyes in soleil

KATE SPADE

Daisy Dreams statement ring

VIOLA DAVIS

wearing Michael Kors at

2017 Golden Globe Awards

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the

editor

when was the last time you saw

something for the first time?

by Tracey Drake

Traveling to Bali has been a dream

of mine - to spend time enveloped

by its ancient culture, incredibly

friendly people and awe inspiring

landscapes. Getting to Bali was a

big part of the fun. Flying from

Hong Kong, I had heard about

some of the regional airlines with

cramped cabins, questionable

cuisine and frequent delays. So, I

chose to travel with Cathay Pacific

Airlines, from Hong Kong to

Denpasar, Bali and it was a lovely

flight. The cabin was spacious and

clean, the food was regional and

delicious and the five-hour flight

literally flew by!

Arriving at the Ngurah Rai

International Airport in Denpasar,

Bali was an assault on the senses -

the arrivals terminal is open-air so

the heat hits you instantly. It can

be quite loud coming through the

gate. There are throngs of people

everywhere you look - some waiting

for travelers; many trying to sell

you transportation or tickets to a

local attraction. Emerging from

the crowd was a smiling Balinese

man dressed in crisp white linen.

He introduced himself as my

driver, and would escort me to the

Four Seasons Bali at Jimbaran Bay,

EXPERIENCING THE

FOUR SEASONS IN BALI

He deftly gathered my luggage,

and whisked me away into a cool

car. I was grateful to have a driver

navigating the frenetic streets of

Denpasar. It was early evening

and the city was pulsing with

daily life. The streets were filled

with motor scooters - literally

thousands of them! It seemed to

be the smartest way to navigate

the traffic. Despite the congestion,

I found the authenticity of the

region to be amazing. Families

were settled in restaurants and

along the side of the road by food

vendors, enjoying an evening

meal. The colors of Denpasar

and the melding of ancient ways

and modern technologies is truly

fascinating, and something every

traveler should experience.

About twenty five minutes

later, and just barely outside of

Denpasar, we arrived at the shores

of absolute paradise.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at

Jimbaran Bay doesn’t feel like a

hotel - not even remotely. It feels

like you are staying in a traditional

Balinese village. The welcome

area is filled with interesting and

tasteful Balinese furniture and

overlooks the 35-acre oceanfront

property. There is no “main”

building - just luxurious villas and

several authentic style compound

areas that offer dining, spa,

boutique and poolside services.

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THE FINER POINTS

• Air Travel: Getting to the island of Bali, Indonesia is very accessible

from most cities. Choose a reputable airline with Asian expertise,

like Cathay Pacific to ensure a pleasant and uneventful journey.

Also, they offer beautiful limited edition amenity kits. I now travel

everywhere with mine - it holds my passport and boarding passes!

• Fashion: No matter what time of the year you visit Bali, be prepared

for hot and humid weather. Take light clothing in natural fabrics

and light colors (dark colors shows perspiration). Better yet, leave

lots of empty space in your suitcase and purchase clothing in

Bali. Beautiful dresses, beach pants, cover-ups and rompers are

available everywhere and they are very affordable.

• Beauty: With high humidity, unless you have amazing natural curly

hair - ponytails, chic buns and sun hats are in order here. Also

remember to include moisturiser with a high SPF in your daily

routine and to apply sunblock to your skin throughout the day. Don’t

forget about your lips, back of the neck and tops of the feet!

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Each of the 147 villas sit on a

hillside that rolls gently to the

waters edge. Villa viewpoints

explode with lush greenery,

regional flowers, white beaches

and blue waters. The property pays

respect to island culture; the staff

eager to share their music, cuisine,

and harmonious way of life.

Our thatched roof villa was tucked

away behind a private stone-walled

courtyard. It featured 3,200 square

feet of indoor/outdoor space

that included a very large living

building with four poster bed,

and massive spa-like bathroom.

Outside, there was a second open

air living space, peaceful gardens,

a sun deck and a private infinity

pool that overlooked the ocean.

The hotel offers many activities

for its guests and I personally

recommend the Balinese dance

performance and taking a cooking

class at the on-site Jimbaran Bay

Cooking Academy. Also available

are catamaran sailing, helisurfing,

art workshops and daily

yoga classes including anti-gravity

aerial yoga with soothing views.

If you are a foodie, you’re in

luck. The resort restaurants serve

exceptional regional dishes, as

well as Western cuisine. Allow

extra time at breakfast to enjoy

live musicians playing Balinese

bamboo xylophones and to try

the organic black quinoa and acai

porridge, and hot Pecatu breakfast.

Our departure from Jimbaran Bay

came too soon, and I longed for

more of this immersive feeling. So,

we called Uber (yes Uber! and it

cost just $160,500Rp or $12 USD)

and traveled ninety minutes up

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island to Four Seasons Resort Bali

at Sayan - located just outside the

popular Indonesian town of Ubud,

made famous by the movie Eat,

Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts.

Indonesia’s Ubud region is

magical. Landlocked in the middle

region on the island of Bali, it

has lush dense tropical forests,

meandering rivers, a quaint

town, interesting architecture

and genuine sensibility. Four

Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

considered all of these elements of

Balinese culture, and then built a

magnificent resort.

Hugging the Ayung River, and

embracing the existing rice

fields, you know you have arrived

somewhere different, and special

and considerate, as you are

welcomed to the property by one

of the most awe-inspiring, jaw

dropping and famous pieces of

architecture in the world. Referred

to as the rice bowl (see photo on

page 92), you cross a wooden

bridge that seemingly floats over

the Sayan Valley and arrive at the

massive elliptical lotus pond that

is filled with Koi fish and water

lilies. It is masterful and alluring.

The resort has just 18 suites in the

pavilion and 42 private villas tucked

away amidst stunning natural

beauty. From the accommodation

to the dining rooms, everything

was done thoughtfully with rich

teak furniture and exotic hand

woven fabrics.

Our villa was so unique. The lotus

ponds and meditation area on

the roof (at street level) revealed

a staircase that led down to the

privacy of our riverfront Balinese

villa. Once again, the exquisitely

decorated bedroom and massive

spa bathroom were housed in one

building, next to an outdoor living

room with patio and private pool.

The design touches in the dining

and spa pavilion, including the

artwork, multi-story floating

staircase and Balinese antiquities

are worthy of your time.

A guide took us on the Rice

Bowl Journey Walk, showing us

around the 7-hectare property on

foot. It was a memorable way to

experience the working rice fields,

surrounding jungle, a thousand or

more bird species (along with a few

really big spiders!), river life and to

see the lotus petal Dharma Shanti

Bale for yoga and meditation.

The walk ended at the Sacred

River Spa, where I reveled in their

signature Rice and Spice treatment

that began with a body scrub using

organic rice flour and freshly

crushed wild ginger, followed by a

full body massage - during which

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time I was lulled to sleep by the

natural rhythmic melodies outside

the river-facing treatment room.

It is true.

Sunshine and tropical splendor

can be had at numerous resorts, in

many countries around the world.

However, I promise you... they

will not compare to this. Having

stayed at Four Seasons hotels

many times before, I thought I

knew what to expect. Wrong. Four

Seasons Resorts at Jimbaran Bay

and Sayan are other worldly - a

resort experience that provides

the amenities you want, but in a

setting that respects and honors

its regional culture and invites you

to come along, to open your mind

and heart to the Balinese way of

life. You really must go.

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The Case for Better Travel.

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STYLE MAKER


JACKIE KENNEDY. A woman who defined a generation. A First

Lady who captivated the world. A mother who reinvented modern

parenting. A trend setter who stayed true to herself. A style maker.

by Josie Saldat

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In the spotlight of media and

politics, Jackie Kennedy paved a

pathway of her own – becoming a

timeless fashion icon. As the First

Lady in the arms of John F. Kennedy,

Jackie stood out from other iconic

women of the time for her polished

take on sixties fashion. To this day,

she is still internationally known as

“America’s most elegant First Lady”.

Born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in

1929 in New York, Jackie spent

her early career years as a reporter

and photographer before marrying

Kennedy in 1953. With a jaw that

could cut diamonds and a neck

adorned in pearls, she always dressed

the part, making proper dressing

seem effortless from the moment

she became America’s leading

lady. It was not long before Jackie

Kennedy was noted as a defining

fashion trend setter of the 1960s.

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The “Jackie” look was everywhere

– big glasses, French couture and

exquisite shift dresses were imitated

worldwide. After pairing up with

American-based designer, Oleg

Cassini to create over 300 outfits,

Cassini earned his title as the First

Lady’s “Secretary of Style” for his

designs that contributed to her

iconic style. Jackie also popularized

designs by one of her former

classmates, Lilly Pulitzer. Jackie

Kennedy was featured in LIFE

magazine donning one of Pulitzer’s

shift dresses and it soon became

known as Pulitzer’s most famous

dress, “The Jackie Dress”. Jackie

Pearls are always

appropriate.

also favored French designers

Chanel, Givenchy and Dior.

Her signature style was achieved

with well-tailored skirts and

matching gloves that have been

adored for decades after her

departure from the White House.

One of her most recognizable

outfits was the pink skirt suit

and pillbox hat worn the day her

husband was assassinated. The suit

became a symbol of an extremely

dark day in American history.

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While off-duty on vacation, Jackie

Kennedy always seemed to capture

an essence of effortless perfection

at its very best – something any

woman would strive to acquire.

It was during her travels with

Kennedy to Central and South

America and Europe that she

became famous for her natural

beauty, travel style, knowledge of

languages and liberating sixties

style with capri pants and bare

feet. While traveling, Jackie also

conquered the simplistic power of

monochromatic, a look that she

embraced for many years to follow.

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Back home at the White House,

Jackie spent her days horseback

riding and being a pioneer at parenting

her children. Her humble

and down to earth approach to

life translated into her daily style

choices. It was inevitable that her

equestrian attire and matching outfits

with her children would gain

popularity for women in the 60’s.

With her voluminous coif, head

scarves and elbow length gloves,

Jackie marched through the Kennedy

era with class and impeccable

faultless frocks, making her one of

the best-dressed women of all time.

I am a

woman above

everything else.


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LIGHT BULB

MOMENT AT NYFW

MARC JACOBS SS 2017

Marc Jacobs wouldn’t know how to

orchestrate a boring fashion show - even

if you paid him to try. It is why we love

him. For Spring/Summer 2017, he threw

a heated rave on the catwalk at New

York Fashion Week, and it was intense

and frenetic and wonderful. Sky high

models sported candy cotton dreadlocks,

frothy short frocks, delicious denim, and

a dizzying array of coats including this

1970s inspired patchwork trench.

NINE

MARC JACOBS SPRING 2017

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